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    TVR bought out

    Just heard on Radio 1 on way back from work that a "russian businessman" has just bought the blackpool based car company TVR.

    Any one heard anything else? Wonder what this means will happen to that classic british sports car brand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobbo
    Just heard on Radio 1 on way back from work that a "russian businessman" has just bought the blackpool based car company TVR.

    Any one heard anything else? Wonder what this means will happen to that classic british sports car brand?
    They will start putting abs and traction control on their cars by the sound of that r1 report...

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    Seen this on another forum, its been announced on the TVR website someone said...

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    You never know, the cars might not break down and leak all over the place after this!
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    Tuesday 27 July 2004
    TVR HOLDING STATEMENT

    We can confirm that a 100% shareholding in UK car-maker TVR has been purchased today. The new owner is Nikolai Smolenski.

    Plans for the future are to continue trading, invest heavily in new technology and production methods, and hence enhance the TVR brand to become a global player.

    There will be no large-scale restructuring and new managerial appointments will be made in due course. Peter Wheeler, previous owner, will remain on board as a senior consultant.
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    *edit* beaten to the quote by stoo */edit*

    Hopefully if wheeler stays on the board traction control won't appear in every model that tvr ship, very mild traction control is already on the T350 iirc. Hopefully this can only be good for the company as the extra financial backing could lead to some great things. Still wish it was british owned though

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    That's about the last great british sports car manufacturer sold off now isn't it?

    ps. sorry knoxxy
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    Who are owned or part owned by Proton..

    I think there's only Caterham and Morgan left..
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    Westfield? Noble? Marcos?

    Hopefully it'll mean better reliability, but not sat nav, air con and traction control.

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    Arrggh Man WTF!

    Its gonna be made un-british hope they don't change at all

    TVR r0x and will be a shame if that changes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gobbo
    Westfield? Noble? Marcos?
    Marcos is part Dutch now.. somehow forgot about Noble and Westfield lol
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    So we can anme 2 car companies still british owned. Out of like 30 that were British?

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    Yup, something like that, 4 out of 30 odd really is pretty sad
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